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A Malt Pioneer Is Revolutionizing How New England Craft Brewers Think About Their Grains

A Malt Pioneer Is Revolutionizing How New England Craft Brewers Think About Their Grains

In the greenwashed ecosystem of conscientious consumption, few words are as bastardized as “local.” Your Stumptown coffee might be locally roasted, but the beans weren’t grown in Oregon or New York. The way we use the word seems disingenuous. Can a neighborhood brewery call itself “local,” then, if few, if any, of its ingredients are […]

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Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Danii Oliver became a brewer out of necessity. The Queens-born, Caribbean-American business owner was looking for healthier, tastier alternatives to fermented beverages when she was pregnant with her first child. So she decided to make them herself. At House of Juice, her first Brooklyn business, Oliver crafts fresh fruit-based juices, smoothies, and kombuchas. Her craft brewery, Island […]

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The Pink Boots Society Connects and Empowers All Women in Beer

The Pink Boots Society Connects and Empowers All Women in Beer

Assist, inspire, and encourage are the three words used to describe the goals of the Pink Boots Society (PBS). Based in Warrenton, Ore., this major beer organization has one paid employee. All of its 1,800 members in 76 chapters across eight countries are women or women-identifying beer professionals. The Pink Boots Society connects female members […]

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Hop Take: The Beer Industry Is Still Sexist, but All Brewers Are Not Misogynists

Hop Take: The Beer Industry Is Still Sexist, but All Brewers Are Not Misogynists

Earlier this week, an extremely misguided tweet appeared on Stone Brewing’s “Arrogant Bastard” Twitter account. It read: “My technique that will help wash away the ordinariness of your day (or for rare few, cap off a day of significance). Put me in your mouth. Make an *Mmm* sound. Swallow. Express appreciation & ask permission to […]

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At Some of Europe’s Oldest Family Wineries, the Future Is (Finally) Female

At Some of Europe’s Oldest Family Wineries, the Future Is (Finally) Female

Across France, domaines are appended with et fils (“and sons”), referencing the children who joined the family business along the way. A list of Italy’s top wines largely reads as a string of male names, speaking to the men who built the wineries. Winemaking daughters, however, were historically hard to come by. For instance, when […]

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Are Women Better at Tasting Wine Than Men? Science Has the Answer

Are Women Better at Tasting Wine Than Men? Science Has the Answer

There’s a lot of understandable indignation about the lack of women in the wine industry. Whether it’s the wine glass ceiling or just the sexism women in the wine industry regularly field, women still – in 2017 – have roadblocks to making wine their profession. But this isn’t just infuriating – it’s actually ironic. Because […]

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Why Is No One Marketing Craft Beer to Women?

Why Is No One Marketing Craft Beer to Women?

Craft beers have a penchant for colorful names, and it’s no secret that sometimes, those names go too far. Take, for instance, Flying Dog’s ”Raging Bitch” IPA, or Clown Shoes’ ”Tramp Stamp” Belgian IPA. Both men and women have called out craft brewing’s immature sense of humor on the internet. But within the industry, there […]

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The Secret History of Women Distillers

The Secret History of Women Distillers

Women are making strides in the spirit world, but the vibe is still overwhelmingly macho. ‘Twasn’t always thus. It’s not that there weren’t some serious roadblocks thrown up against distilling women, like when 50,000 of them were burned at the stake in the 1500s (more on that later). But before the Industrial Revolution belched its giant […]

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